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Daily Tribune (Philippines) - HotSpot - - News - By Bea Mi­caller

A peek into the pa­per's new sec­tions

Filipinos are un­doubt­edly hooked on the lat­est tech­nolo­gies, and proof of this is how al­most ev­ery­one is look­ing down on their phone screens, typ­ing, browsing, play­ing games or sim­ply read­ing the news.

When the Daily Tri­bune first came out in 2000, it quickly found its place among the lead­ing news­pa­pers of the time by bring­ing a fresh view of events as they happened around us. Nine­teen years later, it takes its place in to­day’s tech­no­log­i­cally savvy world of re­portage by of­fer­ing a strong and en­gag­ing iden­tity with in­no­va­tive con­tent be­side the more tra­di­tional ones. Here are some of the new sec­tions to­day’s read­ers can en­joy browsing through in the pages of the Daily Tri­bune.


Star­ring Daily Tri­bune’s very own Tarseeto, this page is ded­i­cated to read­ers who are vis­ual-ori­ented and out-ofthe-box thinkers.

“Marunong ka ba gu­mawa ng video?” Tarseeto asked Pikoy.

“Naku, hindi!” Pikoy replied.

“May ki­lala ka bang drug lord?” Tarseeto in­quired again.

“La­long wala! Bakit ganyan ang mga tanong mo sa akin?” Pikoy replied, ob­vi­ously both­ered.

“Madalas ko kasi na­di­dinig pan­galan mo sa news lately e!”

“Si Pikoy ako… hindi Bikoy!”

The Quips sec­tion is not only a page for your daily dose of laughs and hu­mor. Com­ing out every Sun­day, it is ded­i­cated to re­veal­ing the most timely, rel­e­vant so­cial and po­lit­i­cal is­sues across the coun­try.

Aside from Tarseeto, DT’s Quips has Ar­bie at Ro­bie, Engkan­thoughts, Moon­punch, Rain­bow Taho, Salakot, Bam­buboy, Komik Strip, Bo-Pol, Day­ong’s Stu­dio, 95 Tasers and Red Tails.

The Daily Tri­bune has in­no­vated on the well-loved comics strip and made the page a so­cially rel­e­vant one.


Filipinos are un­doubt­edly hooked on the lat­est tech­nolo­gies, and proof of this is how al­most ev­ery­one is look­ing down on their phone screens, typ­ing, browsing, play­ing games or sim­ply read­ing the news.

Rec­og­niz­ing this re­al­ity, the Daily Tri­bune launched TechTalks, a two-page sec­tion de­voted to pub­lish­ing the lat­est in gadgets and tech­nol­ogy. From mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions, newly in­sti­gated de­vices, lat­est hap­pen­ings in e-sports, cam­era fea­tures in brand new smart­phones, blockchain and fin­tech to to­day’s gam­ing sta­dium, we’ve got you cov­ered.

Com­ing out on Sun­days, TechTalks is not only about tech­nolo­gies, but their ef­fects on the econ­omy and so­ci­ety as well.


Just as LGBT (which stands for les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der) is “an evolv­ing ab­bre­vi­a­tion” — now often said as LGBTQIA (adding “queer,” “in­ter­sex’ and asex­ual or “al­lied”) — the com­mu­nity is as di­verse and col­or­ful as the rain­bow that sym­bol­izes its pride.

Daily Tri­bune blazes ahead of the pack with a whole sec­tion ded­i­cated solely to this spec­trum of sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion and gen­der iden­tity. For news af­fect­ing the lo­cal diplo­matic com­mu­nity, there is Em­bassy Row. Whether it’s about the United States, Aus­tralia, Is­rael, Ja­pan and other em­bassies and con­sulates in the coun­try, you’ll find it here.

On its in­au­gu­ral issue last month, Em­bassy Row cov­ered a spe­cial event or­ga­nized by the Em­bassy of Is­rael ded­i­cated to rememberin­g the fallen dur­ing the Holo­caust.

It serves as an av­enue to enlighten the pub­lic with var­i­ous events that im­pact re­la­tion­ships be­tween the Philip­pines and the rest of the world.


Peo­ple, Events and Places pro­vides up-to-date fea­tures on the most prom­i­nent per­son­al­i­ties, hap­pen­ings and scenes around town. For­mally launched in late April, the sec­tion doc­u­ments ev­ery­thing that is Pi­noy that adds pres­tige to our sense of pride.

Whether it’s the scenic view of Mon­tescar­los farm, the world-class per­for­mance of Kaa­mu­lan Fes­ti­val par­tic­i­pants, to a col­or­ful fam­ily fun run in Marinduque, PEP has got it all papped.

Top Form

Health is wealth, they say, but to in­form is to trans­form, says the Daily Tri­bune.

Through its newly fash­ioned health sec­tion, Top Form, read­ers now have easy ac­cess to what they need most — well-writ­ten health facts and tips they can ap­ply to their daily lives.

Top Form pub­lishes sto­ries that tackle not just in­no­va­tions in the med­i­cal field, but also the lat­est in­for­ma­tion on how to live healthy lives. With a fo­cus on well­ness, it ad­dresses not just ques­tions on preva­lent life­style dis­eases via the col­umn of hus­band and wife tan­dem Dr. Brian Cabral and Dr. Mon­ica Cat­ing-Cabral, as well as sim­ple ex­er­cises and prac­tices to keep bod­ies in tip-top form.


They are this coun­try’s fu­ture, to­day’s youth, emerg­ing minds that will chart the coun­try’s course in the next decades.

In NextGen, Daily Tri­bune fo­cuses its eye on their achieve­ments in var­i­ous fields like sports, aca­demics, specif­i­cally sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, jour­nal­ism and the arts, par­tic­u­larly singing, a tal­ent for which many Filipinos are known.


To of­fer a change of pace from hard news, Snaps is a gallery of images that re­flect is­sues and events that af­fect our day-to-day lives. Whether it is po­lit­i­cal, so­cial or cul­tural, the en­ter­pris­ing pho­tog­ra­phers of Daily Tri­bune are out there to doc­u­ment it — and serve it to our read­ers, plain and sim­ple, without em­bel­lish­ments.

Nine­teen years may look like a big num­ber for some, but at the Daily Tri­bune, it is just a num­ber. For many more years, the news­pa­per will con­tinue to bring sto­ries that de­fine the Philip­pines — Without Fear, Without Fa­vor.

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